A 54-year-old member asked:
is it safe to eat honey while pregnant?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Patrick Weix answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I'm guessing the concern here is over the recommendation not to feed honey to infants less than one year of age. Infants in their first year can have their intestines colonized by the bacteria that produces botulism toxin. Honey can contain these bacterial spores, but does not contain the toxin, so it will not harm you or your fetus if you ingest it.
Answered on Dec 30, 2016
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